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HSS25GFTABB Hotpoint Refrigerator - Instructions

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Frig/Freezer too warm

  • Customer: Gerald from North Wales, PA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Dissemble freezer compartment to get at the back wall. Remove back plate,Ice maker, air duct, and orifice. Replace defrost heater. Thaw out evaporator with soft torch. Replace orifice and duct. Reassemble. Word of caution, I have 35 years commercial refrigeration experience, if you use a torch, be careful not to over heat, a hair dryer will be better for the DIYer although not as fast.

the freezer light protective cover clips broke (bad design)

  • Customer: sam from redington shores, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Very simple and straight forward you need to pull out ice bin then disassemble ice maker to access top screws. A total of 4 screws holds the back piece and 2 screws for ice maker. Took approx: 10 mins but I serviced ice maker and cleaned everything so I spent about 25 mins total. Not difficult at all if you are somewhat handy.

Smelled electrical/plastic burning. Pulled out refrigerator and noticed small flame near compressor.

  • Customer: MARTIN from RIVER FALLS, WI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Unplugged refrigerator. Removed relay by unclipping wire and pulling relay off compressor. Looked-up part number and ordered part. Replaced part and plugged in refrigerator.

Metal shelt bracket broke that holds up the glass shelf.

  • Customer: Doug from Sebastian, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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took glass off the old shelf. washed it - replaced the front and back molding replaced the glass into the new metal shelf and ut it back in the refrig. The longest thing was to wash the glass shelf.

Noisy Howl from Freezer "Awwwwooouuuuuuu" (Repeat)

  • Customer: Rich from Venice, CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable), Wrench set
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Parts were perfect. Shipment great. It took a bit of time to get back to the Evaporator fan, so i basically had to take the entire freezer apart. Not a problem. The one issue i ran into was my unit had 2 white wires which connected to a silver bullet thing, that were not included in the wiring harness. Maybe I could have ordered that part (thinking out loud) I had to cut the old one apart, and adapt them into the new one, which had 2 holes to spare for this purpose. I guess i could have spliced every wire, but didn't. The freezer now SOUNDS LIKE A FREEZER. Thanks,

Unit howled like the wind

  • Customer: Lisle from Sattelite Beach, FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced the everaptor fan motor. It corrected the problem By the way I am 78 Years old.

broken fan blade

  • Customer: Dan from Seattle, WA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
about an hour to figure out what was causing the vibration and noise and about an hour to put it back together and 5 min. to order a new fan blade thank you.It started making noise during thanksgiving dinner so we toke it apart after dinner and I cut the other 2 blade to match the broken one so to cut down on the noise and vibration semi put it back together and 7 days later the part arrived.

Howling/groaning noise from fan in rear of freezer

  • Customer: Peter from Saint Cloud, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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I decided to replace motor and fan, having previously altered/trimmed the fan which stopped the howling but caused a vibration. Unplug from mains. Clear out two top shelves in freezer. Remove light cover. Remove two screws(1/4 driver)at top of steel panel in rear of compartment and let it drop. Remove two screws above light. Pry up section above light/fan housing to access two screws retaining the light/fan assembly, loosen screws sufficiently so that assembly can be lifted and removed. Disconnect wiring plug by pinching in the sides of the plug and pulling out. Pull fan off motor shaft. Remove two screws clamping motor. Cut cable tie and molded wiring grommet to free wiring. The existing light wires can be removed from the old plug by carefully cutting around the old plug to free the pins and then pushing the pins into the new plug. Reverse procedure to assemble.

Water dispense light out

  • Customer: sandy from North las vegas, NV
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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No big deal. Tiny space to work in. Patience. Patience

Light socket went bad,split in half on water and ice dispenser.

  • Customer: Harold from Marietta, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I had it done with in 5 minutes,took front panel off,unpluged wires,laid panel aside took 4 screws out light fixture is in this panel,removed 4 wires,pushed fixture out of front,installed new bulb,hooked wires back replaced 2 front panels,every thing works ok now,get spare bulb if you ever need to do this again. HM

Ice and Water dispenser light burned out

  • Customer: Robert from Sun Valley, NV
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Because of the socket design a bulb with a slender shoulder design is necessary for replacement. Replaced with the original equipment type with no problems. Just a matter of using a little finesse with the tips of your fingers to get the bulb lined up properly with the socket then turning until finger tight.

Broken trim

  • Customer: Kelli from Fayetteville, NC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I just popped the old trim off and snapped the new into place. It couldn't have been easier.

water freezes, light out

  • Customer: per from highland, MI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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replace bulb. If the water in the freezer door stops, leave the light on. Thaws water. Works great. Keep extra bulbs on hand.

Fridge/Freezer too warm

  • Customer: Nick from Burnt Cabins, PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
What an awesome site! After putting in my model number and finding the problem I was having, I simply picked the 2 parts that were most likely to solve the problem. I bought a defrost thermostat, and defrost heater. To a high certainty, they would solve my problem. They didn't however! I ended up having to buy a temperature sensor on another order a few weeks later when the problem resurfaced! My own fault. I should have bought it the first time. As others have written: the longest part of the job is defrosting the ice from the coil. One thing I did that I didn't see suggested: plug the drain hole below the coil. I put a couple towels in the bottom of the freezer and ran the hair dryer. Didn't take long. I read that the amount of water created will overflow the pan under the refrigerator, so I plugged the drain hole. Once you clean that mess up, the repair is pretty straight forward. Great site. Even through I had to make two separate purchases, I still saved a lot of money. Thanks!

The lower light shade was burnt and the rubber that holds it in place.

  • Customer: Jean from St Albans, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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The lower light shade did not come with the rubbers attached that sit helps the light shade stay in place on the glass and on the back of the fridge. I had to use the old one that was damage.
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